When Joshua was faced with a loss in battle, he asked the LORD why. God showed him that there were other things going on. Joshua listened and took action but some people chose to blame God when things happen, only derailing themselves.
Revelation 1:8 (ESV)
8 “I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.”
Joshua 7:6-11 (ESV)
6 Then Joshua tore his clothes and fell to the earth on his face before the ark of the LORD until the evening, he and the elders of Israel. And they put dust on their heads. 7 And Joshua said, “Alas, O Lord GOD, why have you brought this people over the Jordan at all, to give us into the hands of the Amorites, to destroy us? Would that we had been content to dwell beyond the Jordan! 8 O Lord, what can I say, when Israel has turned their backs before their enemies!
9 For the Canaanites and all the inhabitants of the land will hear of it and will surround us and cut off our name from the earth. And what will you do for your great name?” 10 The LORD said to Joshua, “Get up! Why have you fallen on your face? 11 Israel has sinned; they have transgressed my covenant that I commanded them; they have taken some of the devoted things; they have stolen and lied and put them among their own belongings.
I. Others Can Delay Your Arrival, But Only You Can Derail Your Destiny.
II. You Have To Through The Process To Experience Progress
III. There Is Purpose Behind The Picture… God Is Trying To Paint
IV. The Thing That Is Broken Might Lead To Your Greatest Breakthrough